Evolve with us. Become a better teacher, person and practitioner of yoga.
As an accredited educational institute with the Yoga Alliance since 2009, Sol Yoga offers a wide range of high quality educational programs to improve your life and prepare you to become a professional yoga teacher or wellness professional.
200 HOUR FOUNDATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - FOR RYT-200
2020 PROGRAM NOW OPEN. Love yoga? Feel inspired to learn more, take your practice deeper or become a teacher? Our established, well respected, foundational program will provide just what you need to expand your experience of yoga, inspire you, and for many, change your life. Beyond the personal transformation, you’ll learn to teach Gentle Yoga as well as Flow yoga.
DAtes & Cost - 2020
8 Weekends May - Oct | May 1-3, May 8-10, June 5-7, June 26-28, July 24-26, Aug 14-16, Sept 18-20, Oct 3-5. Additionally, there are 4 sessions on Wednesdays from 630-930pm, dates TBD.
Registration now open. Early bird pricing $2800 until Dec 31, 2020, $2700 for Sol Yoga Members, payment plans available in 4, 6 or 8 month installments. See application for details.
Learn teaching methodology and tools to structure and teach 'gentle' non flow yoga & flow yoga to all levels.
Learn alignment, benefits, safety and variations for asana (postures)
Study yoga philosophy, history & sanskrit
Study pranayama & meditation
Learn Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga.
Anatomy & physiology
Ethics & Business of Yoga
ADVANCED 300 HOUR YOGA PROGRAM - FOR RYT-500
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. This comprehensive training program will simply make you a more sophisticated teacher and practitioner of yoga. Our amazing team of experienced local teachers paired with world class experts take you deep into the integrated holistic impact of yoga and Ayurveda on the mind, body and spirit. Building on our Yoga Alliance approved, established and respected 200 hour program, this program exceeds the requirements of Yoga Alliance for your RYT 500 status.
3 PART PROGRAM. Its simple. You need 300 hours. Part A is required (100hours). Part B is this year’s special focus (100hours). And the remaining 100 hours is up to you to self-select from a variety of options. You can mix and match any of our trainings you wish. Feel free to take your time, or if you are in a rush, you can get it all done in a short period of time.
SIMPLIFIED PRICING. All of our programs are very modestly priced at $20/hr. The more hours you register for, the steeper the discount. 20% discount available if you register for 100+ hours. 40% discount for 300+ hours. Full 300hr program = $3600. Payment plans & scholarships available through our Good Cause Program. Plus $200 discount for Sol Members (on full program)
PART A - DATES & cOST
100 hours over 4 weekends + some virtual programming will provide an advanced education of the 8 limbs of yoga. Excellent teachers guide you deeper into anatomy & physiology, asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Chakras and Ayurveda from an advanced, holistic perspective.
**Part A is offered every 12-18 months only.
Part A - 4 Weekends: Oct 11-13, Nov 1-3, Jan 10-12, March 6-8. Hours are Fri 630-930, Sat & Sun 8-430pm. $2200 for Part A. $2000 if you preregister & pay in FULL by Sept 15. Payment plans, discounts and scholarships may be available.
PART B - Yoga as therapy: Yoga Psychology & Trauma Informed Yoga.
100 hours - With some level of trauma as part of most of our daily lives, yoga can be a big help. This eye-opening training, led by sensitive and gifted therapists, trainers and teachers leading the way in this emerging field, is very educational and deeply transformational. You will be held and learn to hold space for yoga as a profoundly healing practice in mind, body and spirit.
This training is open to any yoga teacher and can be attended independent of the 300 hour program.
Part B - 4 Weekends: Feb 21-23, March 20-22, April 24-26, May 15-17 $2200 for Part B. $2000 if you preregister & pay in FULL by Dec 31, 2019. Payment plans, discounts and scholarships may be available.
PART C - self select your niches
Choose from the list of our continuing education workshops and trainings in the next column. Add it up to 100 hours and you are complete!
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’s)
Never Stop Learning. As a Yoga School, Sol offers a robust list of current trainings with additional CEU’s always in development. All training's listed below are open to any yoga teacher with 200 hour certification and can be applied toward Part C of Sol’s 300 hour Advanced YTT.
The Heart of it All - Anatomy of the Whole Human w/Anatomy Expert Grace Jull, Oct 11-13
Subtle Anatomy - virtual program w/ Grace Jull, November/Dec
Yin vs. Restorative Yoga (12.5hr) Dec 13-14
The Art of Connection with Hands & Heart, Feb 14-16
Potent Pranayama & Meditation, March 6-8
Aerial Yoga (25 Hours) April 2020
WEEKEND TRAININGS. Our programs work with your busy life. Most of our programs are offered on the weekends so you can retreat to our light filled studios for inquiry, education and inspiration, all with friends. We meet Friday nights from 630-930pm, Sat & Sun 8-430pm. All weekends include a variety of learning methods, physcial locations and amazing teachers, keeping you engaged and supported throughout.
Offering some of the industry's most well educated, inspired and respected teachers, facilitators, faculty and trainers, Sol Yoga attracts depth and offers authenticity.
Many of these questions have come directly from inquires about our program. Please feel free to email us with other questions (and you might see them added to the list!).
How much training do you have to have before starting the program?
We require at least 1 year of regular yoga practice (at least 3x per week) for our 200 hour program and 1 year of active teaching for our advanced program. But you may qualify with less, if you have recently fallen in love with yoga and have been practicing VERY frequently, or you are seeking personal development.
What is a typical training weekend like?
With about 20 hours of training each weekend, they are jam packed and schedule oriented. We vary the learning environment to include lecture, hands on experience, yoga practice, group activities, etc. Sometimes we sit for long periods of time, other weekends we practice a lot, it just depends on the nature of the topic we are covering (meditation vs. Vinyasa yoga!). Most of the time, we snack during training or have a ‘working’ lunch, so you should come prepared for a full 8.5 hr day.
How many books were required and are there tests related to reading these books?
There are some required books and you will receive the book list prior to your training start. There are informal and formal tests and much of the information does come from the books, but we usually discuss it as well.
How much time is required for studying?
That is really up to you. The people that get the most out of this program maximize the required books, complete all assignments and make a considerable out of class effort to learn about yoga. For most weekends, there are homework assignments ranging from reading, short papers, class planning, creative projects, etc. There is ample time to complete these assignments between weekends.
What do I do with my certification once I have completed the program? Will you work with Sol Yoga?
Many people choose to start teaching immediately and for those people, Sol Yoga offers many opportunities including mentoring & hands on assisting programs, good cause yoga (unpaid) teaching gigs as well as opportunities to be on our regular class schedule. Others choose not to teach at all or wait to start teaching, which we also support!
Am I fit enough and do I have an advanced enough practice to handle YTT?
The perception that teacher training is largely a physical training is a myth. Rather, one of the biggest complaints is that it’s really hard to sit on the floor and pay attention to all the information being presented. There will certainly be periods of intense physical practice and advanced posture clinics, but as always, in any yoga class at Sol Yoga, you must adjust to care for yourself. You will learn to embody this concept so you can teach it to your students. Your physical ability is not an indicator of your readiness and we welcome all levels of ability including individuals with chronic illness, physical limitations, handicap and pregnancy! Yoga is for everyone.
Did we have to learn a lot of Sanskrit?
Sanskrit names will be offered, and there is a suggested book to help with memorization and pronunciation, but there is not a strong emphasis or requirement that you must master it.
I don’t think I could ever stand in front of a class and teach.
On the first night of training, you can never imagine the growth you will experience. We don’t throw you into the fire immediately! You slowly begin teaching, with partners, in small groups, and in teams. You create classes on paper and get written feedback and over the course of 8 months, you slowly build your abilities and confidence. And if you don't want to teach at all, you can still join this program for personal development.
I LOVE yoga but honestly don't know If I want to teach, therefore I'm not sure if I should spend the money.
If you read the testimonials of actual participants in the program, you begin to see how the benefits of the program extend well beyond teaching yoga. In fact, the intention of YTT is to benefit your personal practice, which influences your teaching. Many start out doing it for themselves and then realize they are good at teaching and become teachers in the end. And if not, you always have the certification should you change your mind. It’s well worth the investment.
Don't you have to be an advanced yoga student to be a good yoga teacher?
No. Not in the sense that you can do tricky poses and flashy sequences. If you teach from the heart and care for your students, you have the greatest potential as a teacher.
What kind of yoga will I be qualified to teach when I graduate from this program?
This program prepares you to teach gentle, non-flow, Hatha yoga as well as Vinyasa Flow Yoga. You will learn to teach yoga to all levels and abilities as well as some specialty groups.
Is it a big deal if I miss one of the weekends?
Yes, it is. It is difficult to make up weekends as massive amounts of material are covered. Additionally, you lose the continuity of the program, which is crucial to the experience. We have made exceptions for things like weddings and births and in these special cases; there is a makeup policy in place.